PlantsSalvias→Nettleleaf sage (Salvia urticifolia)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Salvia urticifolia Accepted
Salvia chapmanii Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 24 - 36 inches
Plant Spread: 24 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Purple/White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Nettleleaf sage (Salvia urticifolia) was a featured
Plant of the Day for August 27, 2016.

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Location: Roberta GeorgiaDate: Novemberlate season bloom
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Location: Jasper, Alabama Date: April 29, 2020
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Location: Roberta GeorgiaDate: Septemberin the shade garden
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Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 25, 2013 4:18 PM

"Salvia urticifolia (Nettleleaf sage, Nettle-leaved sage, Wild sage) is a herbaceous perennial native to the southeastern United States. S. urticifolia is an erect plant that reaches 7.9 to 28 inches tall. Flowers, with a corolla that is approximately 0.47 inch long, are blue or purple (occasionally white), growing in panicles on short pedicels. The lower lip has three lobes, with a pair of white marks coming from the throat. The leaves are crenate—similar to the leaves of Urtica species."

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Southeast Month in Bloom - September & October 2016 by Danita Nov 19, 2016 9:01 AM 23
Salvia of the Day: Nettleleaf sage (Salvia urticifolia) by Marilyn Sep 28, 2016 9:43 PM 7

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